In Cuba, on 91-m to year of life has died the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro.
Statesman, leader of the Cuban revolution, the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, Fidel Castro died at the age of 90 years, according to leading us media on Saturday.
On the death of Fidel said his brother, the Chairman of the State Council of Cuba, Raul Castro, state television. Castro, Sr. passed away at 19:00 Friday local time. Details not yet reported.
Fidel Castro was born in 1926 in Cuba in the province of Oriente. Has got education of the lawyer. In 1953, led an unsuccessful uprising against the dictator Batista and was imprisoned. Two years later he was released under Amnesty.
In 1956 Castro launched a war against the government of Batista along in Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara. Three years later the Cuban revolutionaries came to success and seized power in the country. Since then, Castro has been ruled the country for almost 50 years.
In the last years of his life he had problems with health. In 2008, he was forced to hand over power to his younger brother. He later admitted that he did it because of a disease of the stomach, as in 2006, the doctors gave him a fatal diagnosis. In may last year at a meeting with French President Francois Hollande Castro talked about his health, about the problems with his knee and as he can hardly stand. While in the French delegation noted the sharp mind of the former leader and said that he uses the Internet to learn about world issues.
In April, Castro delivered a speech on the final day of the Congress of the Communist party of Cuba. Then he mentioned his old age, but said that he believes in Communist ideals and the victory of the Cuban people.
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